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Qatari aid to combat Covid reaches India


A shipment of medical aid from Qatar to India arrived on Thursday at New Delhi on board a Qatar Amiri Air Force aircraft. The aid is to support India’s current efforts to address the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Qatar Airways yesterday resumed regular flights between Doha and Mykonos, marking the beginning of a new travel bubble between Qatar and Greece, meaning fullyvacci­nated holidaymak­ers will no longer need to quarantine on arrival.

The first of the resumed flights, an A320 aircraft, touched down on the Greek islands following the short flight from Doha. Qatar Airways Group, Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker, said: “Just under three years since we first launched flights between Doha and Mykonos and despite the huge impact the pandemic has had on leisure travel, this important agreement between Qatar and Greece is hopefully the start of a strong recovery for leisure travel. “Greece is an important market for us and the Mykonos route was hugely popular following its launch in May 2018. We look forward to a resurgence in that popularity over the coming months.”

Qatar Airways has maintained the route to the Greek capital city Athens throughout the pandemic and the daily service is currently operated by a Boeing 787 aircraft. The Mykonos route is serviced by an A320 aircraft with 12 lie-flat seats in business and 120 seats in economy. Qatar Airways Holidays offers quarantine-free holiday packages to Mykonos, starting at QR4,410 for three nights and available for travel until September 30. Qatar Airways recently became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigiou­s 5-Star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by internatio­nal air transport rating organisati­on, Skytrax.

This follows HIA’s recent success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star Covid-19 Airport Safety Rating.

These recognitio­ns provides assurance to passengers across the world that airline health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of profession­al, independen­t scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemente­d onboard and in HIA, please visit qatarairwa­ys. com/safety. The national carrier of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 130 destinatio­ns.

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Qatar Airways yesterday resumed regular flights between Doha and Mykonos.

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